The U.S. needs more college graduates, says Jamie Merisotis of Lumina Foundation on PBS.
Endlessly, we hear about college drop-outs like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, but their success conceals a startling truth. The U.S. actually needs more college graduates, even taking the great recession into account. Now, economist Tony Carnevale estimates that in a few years, 63 percent of all jobs will require some form of post secondary education or training.
Business leaders should support the value of higher education, Merisotis says. Without an educated workforce, the U.S. can’t compete with the world.